Ron English Guitar Lessons
My teaching approach:
My teaching approach: equip the student with skills and materials for the kind of music he or she wants to play. I usually require students learn reading skills along with technical studies. My pro experience includes recording with DSO and Gladys Knight, & road work with The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, and the Supremes' Mary Wilson, as well Michigan based jazz artists and broadway show companies.
My influences are:
As a player: Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, B.B. King, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Steve Cropper, Pat Metheny, Grant Green. As a teacher: Mel Bay, Joe Fava, and my father, Norman English.
My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studio
Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:
In Detroit, beginner classes at Marygrove College and WCCC; private lessons at Marygrove & my studio
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises
Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
In the first lesson, I ask what the student wants to accomplish, and I ask the student to play something he or she likes.
A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
First we review and maybe tweak previously learned material, and then we build on that to learn somehing new - a new piece, a new area of the fingerboard, a new technique, or even a new way of approaching music.
The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
The ideal guitar student is one who faithfully practices the assigned material, and goes beyond to find his or her own personal application.